Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dietary Concern Recipes Espresso Caramels Recipe

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    2 1/2 cups walnuts, toasted and chopped
    1 cup heavy cream
    1 tablespoon espresso powder / finely ground espresso beans
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    1 cup honey

    Place the nuts in a medium sized, glass or ceramic mixing bowl.
    In a medium, thick-bottomed saucepan heat the cream, espresso powder, and salt until tiny bubbles start forming where the milk touches the pan – just before a simmer. Stir in the honey. Bring the mixture to a boil.

    Now reduce the heat to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, for about 15-20 minutes minutes or until the mixture reaches 260F degrees – hard ball stage. Remove from heat.
    Pour the caramel over the nuts and stir until all the nuts are well coated. Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 10 or 15 minutes to allow the caramel to thicken before you attempt to shape it.

    It is easier to handle this way – not as much spread. Stir one last time and drop by tablespoonful onto a prepared baking sheet (Silpat, parchment-lined, or oiled). Alternately, skip the nut addition and simply spread the (cooled but not set) caramel out on a slab or parchment-lined pan, let it cool completely before cutting into small pieces.

    Wrap & twist in parchment paper.
    In either case keep the caramels in a cool place (or refrigerate) until completely set.

    Makes 1 1/2 dozen nut caramels, or a couple dozen individual caramels

  • #462988

    mos
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    Armymomof2…you listed ‘1 tablespoon espresso powder / finely ground espresso beans’ as ingredients. Any idea how much to use in beans to make the powder?

  • #463051

    Try 4-6 beans then measure.

  • #463054

    mos
    Participant

    Thanks so much…I can work with that!

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Dietary Concern Recipes Espresso Caramels Recipe